Would you guys take a publishing deal without getting an agent involved? I'm talking about a well known publisher with tons of books on their roster. Not a startup by any means. And I'm sure they have and do work with agented submissions as well. But if a place like this shows interest in your writing, is it okay to go it alone? I don't know if getting an agent is still a smart move or not. Would love to hear from some of you who may have worked with a smaller or mid-size press with or without an agent. I don't have an agent, but I've heard it's not too hard to get one if you've already got a book deal on the table. This is a bit hypothetical but not completely. I sort of rather go without an agent if I end up working with this publisher, but I honestly don't know if that's the smartest thing to do.